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The Skills of Effective Project Leaders

by Casey Ayers

Project leaders must exhibit a variety of important skills. In this course, you’ll learn about the leadership, communication, technical, analytical, facilitation, political, and business skills that empower leaders to succeed.

What you'll learn

Project leaders must be highly versatile, and display talents in many different areas. In this course, The Skills of Effective Project Leaders, you’ll learn how effective leaders employ different kinds of skills in order to lead their teams successfully. First, you’ll learn how leadership and communication skills allow project leaders to persuade and direct action to meet objectives. Next, you’ll explore how a combination of facilitation and political skills help leaders align stakeholders to project goals. After that, you’ll see how technical and analytical skills combine to equip project leaders with the knowledge necessary to achieve their mission. Finally, you’ll discover how business skills and resource management techniques allow project leaders to work with the broader organization well and manage initiatives successfully. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the varied talents and skills effective project managers must exhibit on a daily basis, and be prepared to evaluate your own skillset and make a plan to improve on your approach.

About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit

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